Bird expert tweeting to the world on bird feeding

Environment, planning and architecture
As Australia reveals its bird of the year, Griffith University’s resident bird expert has shed light on the other issue the country is always torn on – feeding them. Professor Darryl Jones, of the Environmental Futures Research Institute, has released the first ever book on a topic that almost everyone has tried. Hailed as the […]
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Griffith researchers have you covered – umbrellas to protect against dingoes on Fraser Island

Environment, planning and architecture
The best way to shoo away a dingo might be carrying around an umbrella. Griffith University researchers have studied the least invasive methods to keep the well-known Australian animal on Fraser Island at bay since spates of incidents from 2001 prompted calls for more effective management interventions. PhD student Rob Appleby, of Griffith’s Environmental Futures […]
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Alumni

Young research leader saving endangered animals to study at Oxford

A young scientist has received a prestigious John Monash scholarship to attend the University of Oxford. Emma Dale will study the behavioural ecology of carnivores with a focus on conservation and preservation. There have been 147 John Monash Scholars selected to date, all of whom possess significant leadership potential, are outstanding in their chosen fields and […]
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Business and government

Six Griffith students named 2018 New Colombo Plan scholars

Bachelor of Engineering student to be China Fellow.
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Alumni

School of Environment celebrates 40 years of graduating students

Martin Taylor is doing his first mammal survey. He’s an excited student in Griffith University’s brand new School of Australian Environmental Studies. As part of the environmental studies foundation program – the first in the country for a university – nothing was off limits. Dr Taylor set his traps in the forest. He had no […]
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Alumni

Monument from Griffith Architecture student

A Griffith University architecture student’s design has been selected for a momument to honour and recognise Indians who were sacrificed in wars. The Australians of Indian Heritage War Memorial (AIHW) Committee selected Bianca Archer’s design among 11 entries from the Griffith School of Architecture. The design features a large sphere that represents earth and the unification […]
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Australian Rivers Institute

Turtle barnacle researcher tracking them down

The key to protecting critically endangered turtles could lie in their barnacles. While some people think barnacles growing on turtles is bad for them, Griffith University researcher Ryan Pearson said they could actually help protect the turtles, and shift conservation to where it’s needed most. “The International Union for Conservation of Nature has recently added […]
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Australian Rivers Institute

What a pearl! New oyster to save the industry

A new Griffith University scientist has revealed plans to potentially save the struggling Queensland oyster industry. With the pressure of supplying sustainable food to a growing population, Dr Carmel McDougall of Griffith’s Australian Rivers Institute has plans to revolutionise aquaculture by developing a new species of edible oyster. Dr McDougall has a history of working […]
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Alumni

After university comes a place by the pool

Architecture graduate designs bright future with new coaching role
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Environment, planning and architecture

Waste management recognised by the United Nations

Griffith University has been recognised by the United Nations as an expert in waste management. The UN has shown the university is one of the top in Australia in this area, hosting a workshop on waste management at the Nathan campus in a first for Queensland. A  15-member Vietnamese delegation from the country’s Ministry of […]
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Cities Research Institute

Planning experts take home major award

They are some of the biggest campaign issues during the State Election and Griffith University’s experts have been recognised for them at the recent Planning Institute Australia (PIA) Awards – Queensland. Urban issues are what everyday Queenslanders are concerned about so it’s no surprise Associate Professor Jason Byrne and Dr Tony Matthews’s radio show Urban […]
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Environment, planning and architecture

Bachelor of Environmental Science accreditation shows complex degree

Griffith University is the first in Australia to be accredited by the Environment Institute of Australia and New Zealand (EIANZ) for its Bachelor of Environmental Science. The accreditation recognises the content and teaching and Head of School Professor Chris Frid said it was a remarkable achievement. “This shows a maturing of the profession” he said. […]
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Engineering and IT

Optimising Australia’s Future Water Resources

In an age of growing concern surrounding shortages in the world’s water supplies, a Griffith University researcher is using historical insights to create a more sustainable, forward thinking future. Civil engineer, Dr Edoardo Bertone is using ‘big data’ tracked from agencies such as Seqwater, the Bureau of Meteorology and Queensland’s Department of Science, Information Technology […]
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Alumni

Adam revelling in vital Commonwealth Games role

Planning graduate Adam Jarrett is living a career dream with his role for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games
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Australian Rivers Institute

Eureka! Griffith University team prize for Great Barrier Reef research

A Griffith University research team have taken out a prestigious 2017 Australian Museum Eureka Prize for their work trying to save the Great Barrier Reef.
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Environment, planning and architecture

Marine biogenic aerosols – the “Holy Grail” of climate science

Most people think of aerosols as something you’d get from a spray can but scientists are discovering more about how these atmospheric particles are protecting the planet. Research led by Griffith University and the Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences in the USA, recently published by the American Meteorological Society, has revealed the role marine biogenic […]
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Corporate

Make science a priority this National Science Week

Science leaders have issued a call to action ahead of National Science Week – make science a priority and prepare for jobs of the future. Queensland Science Minister Leeanne Enoch and 2017 Australian of the Year, Griffith University Professor Emeritus Alan Mackay-Sim, have both sent strong messages to the community urging them to embrace STEM […]
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Environment, planning and architecture

Science students have a hoot owl spotting

They’re not just magical creatures reserved for students at Hogwarts – owls also call Griffith University home. Griffith Sciences students studying ecology this semester were lucky enough to spot some rare powerful owls during their field work on the Gold Coast campus. Dr Guy Castley, of the Griffith School of Environment, said the students were completing a […]
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